State Roads Crumble as Tax Fight Wears On
October 28, 2015
…With gas-tax revenues drying up as more fuel-efficient cars take over the roads in California and across the nation, the race to repair critical highway infrastructure before tragedy strikes is becoming more pressing. Read more…
Shoddy Roads Star in California Transportation Coalition Video
October 23, 2015
WATCH: Group pushes for road funding with images of deteriorating streets. Video courtesy of California Alliance for Jobs.
Governor Brown’s Transportation Funding Plan
October 15, 2015
1st Conference Committee Hearing of Transportation Session
October 14, 2015
Special Session on Transportation Conference Committee Co-Chairs, Senator Beall and Assemblymember Gomez, have determined their initial hearing schedule. The first Conference Committee hearing of the Transportation Special Session, set for October 16th at 10:00am in Sacramento (State Capitol, Room 4202), is scheduled to be televised on CalChannel. If you’re not planning to attend this event in person, we encourage you to tune in!
The Fix Our Roads Coalition reports the Committee plans to examine various proposals to fund transportation infrastructure, with an emphasis on repairing California’s deteriorated highways, streets, and roads. The administration will present its funding proposal and the LAO will describe and compare this and other proposals. Witnesses will provide testimony from the local government, labor and business perspectives.
In addition, the Co-Chairs have scheduled a second hearing for October 21st at 9:00am at Ontario City Hall (City Council Chambers, 303 East “B” Street, Ontario, CA).
The Conference Committee was established with 10 members, with 5 representatives from each house on the Conference Committee:
Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles
Assemblymember Kevin Mullin, D – San Mateo
Assemblymember Autumn Burke, D- Inglewood
Assemblymember Melissa Melendez, R- Murrieta
Assemblymember Jay Obernolte, R – Hesperia
Senator Jim Beall, D – San Jose
Senator Connie Leyva, D – Chino
Senator Ben Allen, D – Redondo Beach
Senator Ted Gaines, R – El Dorado Hills
Senator Anthony Canella, R – Merced
CORONA: 3 Workers Critical in 91 Overpass Collapse
October 12, 2015
Obernolte Shares First-year Trials, Tribulations
October 8, 2015
LUCERNE VALLEY — For a Republican freshman state assembly member in California, Jay Obernolte (R-Big Bear Lake) has had an unusually productive first year. Read more…
Traffic Deaths Climbing in California – Is There a Fix?
September 27, 2015
It’s an unfortunate downside to the recession’s end: As more people return to work and more cars hit the road, fatal accidents are on the climb. Nationally, road deaths jumped nearly 10 percent… Read more…
Ventura County Sees a Sales Tax Hike as a Fix for Transportation Problems
September 27, 2015
Darren Kettle, executive director of the Ventura Co. Transportation Commission, likes to tell a little story about how frustrated people can get with the local highway system… Read more…
Fix Our Transportation System Now
September 17, 2015
CNBC – Doug Oberhelman, Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc.- Read now!
(US) Business Roundtable White Paper on infrastructure funding (click to access).
Contact Your Legislators
September 9, 2015
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